EVEN though she finished second to France's Iris Mittenaere, Raquel Pelissier of Haiti believes the former will be a great Miss Universe.
The 24-year-old took to Instagram to thank everyone for the support she received during the Miss Universe pageant.
She said without the fans, she wouldn't go that far in the competition.
"I wanna thank everyone who followed my journey and supported me. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to represent our beloved Haiti. My dream was to show the world that Haiti is here and Haiti is worth it! I feel so blessed to achieve that today."
She then addressed the newly-crowned Miss Universe Mittenaere.
"To my beloved Iris, I am sure you will be a great Miss Universe. I believe in you," she wrote in a photo with Mittenaere taken seconds before the announcement of winner.
Pelissier added that there are so many great memories she will take home from the competition.